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Porcelain Veneers

Many people feel so self-conscious about imperfect teeth that they try to avoid smiling or laughing completely.

We offer porcelain veneers to revamp smiles. These thin shells conceal cosmetic imperfections.

Find out why you should get porcelain veneers at our Glastonbury, CT, office...

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About Porcelain Veneers Understanding the Basics

There are numerous misconceptions of how veneers work. Here are three key points to help you understand how and why they are used.

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Thin Porcelain Shells

Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are fitted over the front of a flawed tooth. A small amount of enamel (less than one millimeter) is removed to accommodate the veneer.

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Masking Cosmetic Flaws

With dental veneers in place, imperfections on the front of the teeth are hidden from view. Great care is taken to ensure the veneer fits properly and makes your tooth appear pristine.

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Virtually Undetectable

Veneers are semi-translucent, which means light passes through them just like natural teeth. Even up close, most people won't notice your veneers: only your beautiful smile.

Christina's Story "A Phenomenal Experience"

Christina came to Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry to have several procedures performed. In this dental patient review, she says it was an overall "phenomenal" experience, and that the staff was accommodating and friendly. Their patient-oriented approach and focus on patient education made her feel comfortable and confident in their care.

Speak with our Experienced Dentists Who Care About Your Needs

Dr. Avinash S. Bidra is a board-certified prosthodontist, which is a dental specialist with advanced training in implants, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. He also has a sub-specialty in Maxillofacial Prosthetics. He completed his dental and specialty training in India, Florida, Connecticut, and Texas.

Dr. Bidra is one of the few board-certified prosthodontists in Connecticut and the only one in Glastonbury. He has extensive surgical experience with dental implants, having placed and restored thousands of implants. His expertise draws patients from other states and Puerto Rico.

Dr. Bidra is the recipient of numerous awards, including:

  • Distinguished Clinician Award by the American College of Prosthodontists
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Dentist
  • Hartford Magazine Top Dentist
  • Service Award as Chairman of the 50th year Scientific Session of the American College of Prosthodontists
  • United States Patent Award for Invention of a Device used in the popular All-on-4 Dental Implant Treatment
  • Numerous academic/scholarly awards from prosthodontic scientific organizations and scientific journals

For more information about porcelain veneers and other effective cosmetic treatments, contact a skilled dentist online. You can also schedule a consultation by phone at:

(860) 659-8660

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"A Passionate and Caring Dentist" 5-Star Reviews


Thomas Balshi


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As a fellow Prosthodontist and professional colleague I can personally attest to the strength and character of Dr. Bidra. Over past decades we have shared much time together discussing scientific factors that make a beautiful and lasting smile...If you are looking for a new smile or have missing or unsightly teeth, call Dr. Bidra NOW. It will change your life.

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Lisa Strauch


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Dr Avi Bidra is one of the most passionate and caring dentists I know. His work and commitment to dental excellence is exceptional. Truly a star in the field of prosthetic dentistry.

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Candidates for Porcelain Veneers Who Should Undergo Treatment

Patients must meet certain criteria to get veneers. We can assess your candidacy during a consultation at our Glastonbury dental practice.

Aesthetically Flawed Teeth

Porcelain veneers are designed for people with cosmetic dental concerns. Patients suffering from serious fractures and dental health issues instead require restorative treatment.

Sufficient Enamel in Place

Since enamel needs to be removed for the dental veneer, patients need to have healthy teeth with enough enamel in place. This ensures the treatment succeeds without leaving your teeth overly sensitive or vulnerable to damage.

Realistic Expectations About Treatment

As with all dental treatments, it's important for patients to have realistic expectations about the risks and benefits of the procedure, proper aftercare, and the cost of dental veneers.

Smile Gallery See How Veneers Can Change Your Smile

A Leading Glastonbury Dentist Who Takes Time to Listen


Andrew Chapokas


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I've known Dr. Avi Bidra for ~15 years. We were co-residents at the University of Connecticut Health Center...I highly recommend Dr. Bidra as your dentist. Not only will you receive top quality dental care from Dr. Bidra, but you will also have a gentle and kind provider that actually cares about your overall health and well-being.

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Michael Parylak


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I have been going here for years. They are very caring and competent. Any procedures that I have had done here have been next to pain free. They have been known to stop and make sure that everything was okay when working on me. I was always fine and I have even experienced them calling me later to check on me. I wholeheartedly recommend this office.

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The Porcelain Veneers Procedure A Timeline for Treatment

The porcelain veneers treatment process takes about two weeks to complete. Here is a step-by-step guide through the procedure so you know what to expect.
Porcelain veneers can do the work of multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Porcelain veneers can do the work of multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Assessing Candidacy

During your initial visit to our Glastonbury dental practice, we'll perform a full exam, take x-rays, and discuss your cosmetic goals. If dental veneers aren't for you, we can suggest alternatives.
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Treatment Planning

Next, our team will discuss the details of how the veneers should look, personalizing them to the patient's anatomy and cosmetic preferences.

Prepping the Teeth

When prepping a tooth, a small amount of enamel is shaved from the front. Great care is taken to maintain as much healthy enamel as possible for long-term dental wellness.

Taking Impressions

Impressions are taken of each prepped tooth. These impressions are sent to an off-site lab where the dental veneers are custom-crafted for fit and natural appearance.

Temporary Veneers

Until the final dental veneers are completed, patients will wear temporary veneers that will protect the teeth and be shaped and contoured like the permanent ones, so the patient can "try them on." If after a few days of wearing the temporaries the patient wants to make any changes, those changes can be incorporated into the permanent veneers for the best possible outcome. 

Crafting the Veneers

Skilled and trusted lab technicians use the finest materials and latest technology available to create dental veneers that blend with natural tooth structure.

Placing the Final Veneers

When patients return to the practice, the temporary dental veneers are removed. The permanent dental veneers are checked for fit and their appearance is approved by the patient and then they are securely adhered in place.

Protecting against Teeth Grinding

We take special care to ensure your results will last as long as possible. If a patient has a grinding habit, a special bite guard will be custom-made based on their unique needs.

The Cost of Dental Veneers Budgeting for a Beautiful Smile

Patients have many questions about the price of veneers. The team at our Glastonbury dental center takes time to discuss the cost of treatment, payment methods, financing options, and affordable alternatives.

Average Cost of Veneers

The cost of porcelain veneers depends upon on the complexity of the case such as bite, existing old fillings, crowded teeth etc. We can provide a cost estimate and breakdown during your consultation and examination visit to our office.

Financing Options

We offer CareCredit® and other payment plans to split the total cost of treatment into more manageable monthly installments. This makes dental veneers possible for many patients.

Discussing Patient Concerns

We want you to be confident about getting dental veneers. We will discuss the cost of treatment and potential alternatives during your consultation so you can have a beautiful smile without serious financial strain.

Giving Patients Many Reasons to Smile A Dentist Who Puts Glastonbury First


Tammy M. Deering


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I am a difficult patient for anesthesia and it was an amazing experience! Didn't even feel it!!! Thank you !!!!!

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donald vinci


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Great service as always

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Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Dr. Avinash S. Bidra is a nationally renowned dentist who has been providing world-class advanced cosmetic and implant dentistry for decades. He and his team are members of prestigious dental organizations, including:

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • American Board of Prosthodontics
  • American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association

For best-in-class dental care, request a consultation online or call us a (860) 659-8660.

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